Man Robbed, Stabbed At Hixson Pike Bus Stop

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A man was robbed and stabbed at a bus stop on Hixson Pike on Tuesday night.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., officers were called concerning a robbery at 3800 Hixson Pike.

Phani Tangirala, 22, was transported to a local hospital by HCEMS for treatment of a stab wound to the abdomen.

Medical personnel stated that Mr. Tangirala appeared to have a non-life threatening wound to his abdomen.

Mr. Tangirala stated that he left his place of work around 9 p.m. and proceeded to the bus stop.

After he arrived at the bus stop, he said an unknown suspect approached him from the wooded area behind the bus stop.

The suspect demanded money from Mr. Tangirala and proceeded to stab Mr. Tangirala in the abdomen below his left rib cage.

The suspect stole cash from Mr. Tangirala’s wallet before fleeing back into the wooded area.

A canvass of the area where Mr. Tangirala claimed the incident occurred brought about no crime scene, no witnesses and no evidence to process.

The suspect description is as follows: Unknown race, male, 5’10" to 6 feet tall, dressed in all black, black scarf covering face and armed with a possible kitchen knife. The suspect had a strong odor of marijuana coming from his person.

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this crime to call 423-698-2525

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